Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Future of Skyactiv: The Skyactiv-D 2.2L Diesel Engine

On Saturday we discussed the muscle behind the 2012 Skyacitv Mazda3 and 2013 Skyactiv Mazda CX-5. Today we'll be focusing on a future engine being introduced to the Skyactiv technology family which is the Skyactiv-D 2.2L diesel engine. With dual-stage turbocharging and 20% greater fuel economy than comparable engines, this revolutionary engine is scheduled to make a debut in a future 2014 Mazda model. The launch of the new Skyactiv-D will make Mazda the first Asian brand to market a clean modern diesel engine in North America!

What makes the Skyactiv-D so special? Its combination of light weight, high performance, high fuel efficiency and clean emissions helps the 2.2 liter, dual stage turbocharging, 4-cylinder engine perform unlike any other. For instance, the typical compression ratio of a diesel engine in this class is 16:1 to 18:1. The Skyactiv-D performs at an astonishing 14:1 for enhanced fuel efficiency.

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